[Tweeters] Short-tailed Shearwaters southbound off Port Townsend

Steve Hampton stevechampton at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 10:13:06 PDT 2021

I did not visit Point Wilson this morning but instead went to Pt Hudson marina area in downtown Port Townsend. I was surprised to encounter at least 11 Short-tailed Shearwaters relatively close to shore.

Here are my notes: Seen quite well, lazily banking and turning. Mostly dark underwings with limited pale gray, but no bright flashes as in Sooty. First arrived with the flight of Pacific Loons (90 went by southbound) but then several lingered between Port Townsend and Marrowstone Island. Would have been quite visible from Marrowstone Pt and probably headed down toward Pt No Point.

Full list at https://ebird.org/checklist/S97029729

Good birding,

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